Hope Givers Gala

3rd Annual Gala


17 August 2024



Doors Open 5:00



Elkhorn Ridge Resort Event Center

20189 US-85, Spearfish, SD 57783


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2023 Recap

Our 2nd Annual Hope Giver’s Gala, held at K Bar S Lodge in Keystone,  was even better than we could’ve hoped for. We are so grateful to all who came to support Esthers Rising’s mission & vision. It was evident that God had anointed the event & was with us throughout. 


We were able to raise $45,000 to support adolescent survivors of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation!



We are so grateful to have such a supportive and generous community!


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Now Seeking Live Auction & Raffle Items

We are now looking for donations that can be used in our live auction or raffle at our 2024 Hope Givers Gala event! This can be anything from an experience, a yummy treat, or anything in between! Have something that you think would fit well? Please click the button below to give us more information.

Timeline of the Evening

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Esthers Rising Updates


Hear about the help we’ve been able to provide this year and where we’re headed in the years to come. Featured speakers, Suzi Kremer & Cheri Hartman will provide insight into how you can help us reach our residential care home goals. We have big plans for the year 2025!

Raffle & Live Auction


Take time after the doors open to peruse our raffle basket items and to purchase your tickets!  Also check out the larger items that will be featured on our live auction.

Guest Speaker


We are excited to introduce this year’s guest speaker – Robert Lung. He currently serves as a District Court Judge in Colorado. He also provides presentations nationally and internationally on issues such as human trafficking, childhood trauma and resiliency to an exceptionally diverse audience base including the military, the medical field, the educational field, various judiciaries, faith-based organizations, first responders, mental health professionals and law enforcement.

Robert Lung has served as the Judicial Representative of the Colorado Human Trafficking Council from 2016-2020. He has also been appointed per POTUS to the National Advisory Council on the Sex Trafficking of Children and Youth in the United States from 2017-2022 and the US Advisory Council on Human Trafficking from 2018 to 2020.

He has also consulted with Office for Victims of Crime under the US Dept. of Justice, the Office on Trafficking in Persons under the US Administration for Children and Families, the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons under the US State Dept. and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

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